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Cover Reveal – Her Drill Sergeant Dom

Coming to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited soon!

I’m so excited to announce my newest story, Her Drill Sergeant Dom.

Military, erotic romance, lots of spankings, spicy sex, and a murderer to capture. If it sounds up your alley, keep reading. 🙂

Sales Blurb:

Basic training is a killer—in more ways than one.

USA Today bestselling author Katherine Deane brings you a romantic suspense that will leave you gasping.

Twenty-four year old journalist Smyth McCullen is following the trail of a killer, right onto Fort Hancock Army training center. After two murders of young women just out of basic, both under the same drill sergeant, Smyth knows she must join the Army to unravel the truth.

Little does she know that Basic is dangerous in more ways than one. Protecting her battle buddy, working through sixteen hours of grueling training a day, and following a potential bad guy, is nothing compared to falling for a dominant, undercover drill sergeant.

Hunter Jones is undercover, looking into the potential murders under Drill Sergeant Cage’s direction. He’s been through many deployments, both public, and some not so public. He’s interrogated bad guys, fallen behind enemy lines, and is prepared in every way to act as a drill sergeant and save another potential victim. What he’s not prepared for is the sexy, young strawberry blonde who is definitely not eighteen.

As their attraction grows, they march one step closer to the end of the session, and imminent danger. Can Smyth find the killer in time? Can Hunter protect the next target, especially if it’s Smyth?

Lovers of steamy romance, hot military heroes and plucky heroines will adore Katherine Deane’s hot new romantic suspense.

Her Drill Sergeant Dom is a fully written story with HEA and no cliffhangers.


And here is my awesome cover (made by design a cover on Fiverr. This guy rocks!)


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Coming in just a few short days!

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs, spanks, and a big thank you to those who serve and have served.

Bethany Leigh visits with her brand spanking new detective story!

***Red herrings meet red bottoms in this tale of detecting, discipline and life decisions. ***

Okay, this tagline had me bouncing up and down waiting for this to go live. And here it is! I am so excited about this new story from Bethany Leigh. I just got my copy, and cannot wait to read it. 🙂


Back at her flat, she made sure she looked good before heading off to Leicester Square. She put on new jeans and a strappy top, brushed her hair thoroughly and applied make-up and perfume. Then she caught the bus to the train station. It was better to use public transport tonight as she definitely needed a fortifying glass of cider if she was going to have a conversation with Noel. Plus, if he asked her back to his place, it would be easier just to go back with him without her car…

Stop it, she told herself. Getting back with Noel would mean telling him that that spanking had been okay. And it hadn’t been. Even if she had probably deserved it – no, she corrected herself, she’d probably totally deserved it – it wasn’t his place to dish out punishment. Spanking was all very well in the bedroom – it was a turn-on and led to great sex – but for real punishment? No. Just no. Being a successful PI meant taking risks. Sure, other people might consider her decisions dangerous and foolhardy, but for her, such actions might be career enhancing. Noel, as a journalist, should have understood that. If he didn’t and if he wanted to get back with her, then she was going to make that very clear to him.


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Sales Blurb:

After eight years of working as a PI, Lucy Ogilvy finally has a murder mystery to investigate. Who did kill Marilyn Carter, a convicted murderer who is now a prominent Christian evangelist?

Lucy’s investigations bring her back in contact with her ex-boyfriend Noel. They’d like to get back together – but he insists on a domestic discipline relationship, and forbids her to take unnecessary risks for work.

Can Lucy accept Noel’s discipline? And how do you investigate a murder without taking a few risks, anyway?


Purchase Links


Amazon UK

Blushing Books


Author Bio

Bethany Leigh is a newbie erotic romance writer published by Blushing Books. Her first novella, Freedom, is set in a kinky alternate Edwardian era, and her second, At Dead at Night, is a murder mystery set in present-day England. Her short story anthology, A Cure for All Ills and Other Stories, will also be published by Blushing Books, and includes contemporary, historical and time-travel stories set in Australia, England and the Czech Republic.

She enjoys writing (and reading!) about strong-willed heroines crossing swords with alpha heroes.


Author links


Twitter: @writerbethany1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bethany-Leigh-108399886191157/

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Leigh/e/B018Z9NLSK/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1449447482&sr=8-1



What does Agatha Christie Have to Do with Spanking Romance? Renee Rose thinks everything!



Renee Rose: Hi Katherine! Thank you so much for hosting me today to talk about mystery novels.

Katherine Deane: Wait–what? I’m here for the spanking. What are you talking about??

Renee Rose: Well, it occurred to me that my new book The Darlington Incident has an oddball influence: Agatha Christie. I grew up reading mystery novels, starting with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys as an early reader, and progressing to Agatha Christie by my teen years. I read every single Nancy Drew book at least three times (I used to read one a day when I got home from school) and I know for a fact I have read every single Agatha Christie written (almost 100).

Now many of the stories I ingest often come out as spanking stories, but I can’t say that Nancy Drew or Agatha Christie’s ever did (they lacked good alpha males, I suppose). Hardy Boys, yes, but that’s another story. So when I wrote The Darlington Incident, it took me a while to realize that a little Agatha Christie sneaked into this one.

One of the fabulous things about Agatha Christie novels is the way the suspects of a crime are all contained on a property. The mysteries often take place at a weekend party, a boarding house, or some other setting where a limited number of people could have entered or exited.

I used the same trope in The Darlington Incident, setting the events at the Westerfield’s Ides of March festivities. Spymaster John Andrews poses as Lord Darlington in order to discover the traitors involved in selling/buying secret government plans.

Naturally, his main suspect is the woman with whom he is falling in love: Eliza Hunt.

Katherine Deane: (grumbles) I’m still waiting for the spanking.

Renee Rose: (laughs) You’ll have to read the book.


“Why did you return?” she asked.

“I came back to see you,” he admitted. “Though I did not plan to ask you to play parlour games with me.”

“Why?” she demanded. “I do not mean why not parlour games, but why did you come to see me?”

“I enjoy your company,” he answered truthfully.

And I suspect you of treason.

He hated his suspicious mind, which reasoned she and Lord Auburn might be the two he sought, and the forced kiss an act to cover up an interrupted meeting. He did not wish to believe such a thing. He wanted only to comfort the lovely woman on his arm.

She stopped and stared up at him, a deep furrow between her brows. “How can this be?” she demanded. “What is going on? Two men cannot seek me out without cause.”

He frowned. Grasping her arms he gave her a gentle shake. “Do not underestimate your charms,” he scolded.

A giggle bubbled up from her lips. “You are like no other man I have ever met, Lord Darlington.”


When spymaster John Andrews receives word that plans are afoot to sell England’s secrets to her enemies during the Ides of March ball at the Westerfield Estate, he is determined to bring an end to this treasonous game. Posing as a gentleman by the name of Lord Darlington to stake out the event, he is ready for anything as he mingles with the members of the ton…except falling for his prime suspect, the lovely wallflower Miss Eliza Hunt, in whose trunk the secret documents are soon found.

After new evidence leads him to believe Eliza may be innocent, John cannot wait to catch the traitors, clear her of all suspicion, and then ask for her hand. Though he fears he is not the sort of man worth having as a husband, he knows that if he wants Eliza as his own he will need to face the demons of his past and lay claim to the title and the birthright he abandoned long ago.

Eliza knows Lord Darlington is not the gentleman he purports to be, but he is the first man to see beyond the birthmark on her face and treat her like a beautiful woman. She dreams of a life at his side–and in his bed–even once it becomes clear he stands ready to punish disobedience with firm chastisement applied to her bare bottom! As he draws her out of her shell and demands she let go of her self-doubt, her desire for him grows ever stronger, but can their love survive the shadowy designs of those who would do England harm?

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